A well-known Boston-area chef and restaurateur is making a return to Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal is reporting that Rachel Klein of RFK Kitchen in Needham is going to be the new executive chef for Red Stripe in Providence and East Greenwich, though she will also continue on as an owner of RFK Kitchen. Klein first came to Rhode Island as chef de cuisine at XO Cafe in Providence in 2002, and was also an opening chef for the now-closed Lot 401 in Providence before working in the Boston area at OM Restaurant in Cambridge, Aura Restaurant and Tamo Bar at the Seaport Hotel, Asana at the Mandarin Oriental in the Back Bay, and Liquid Art House before opening RFK Kitchen.
The two Red Stripe restaurants are upscale dining spots that feature American fare with French influences; the Providence location is at 465 Angell Street while the East Greenwich location is at 455 Main Street.
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